For African-American History Month, Shadowbox Theater presents The African Drum starting February 9 at The National Black Theater in Harlem. The African Drum is a shadow puppet and people show that teaches some valuable lessons about trusting intuition and not following strangers and so on. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The National Black Theater is located at 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th. For more information, click here.
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Listen up Harlem! Did you see the article in this mornings New York Times? There is an article in the paper today that says “Con Edison has asked electricity customers in Harlem to avoid using nonessential appliances like washers, dryers, dishwashers and extra lights because of problems with electric cables in the area.”
The article does not say for how long we should conserve on power, but it did say it was due to damaged cables.
Read the entire article here.
Save the date of February 22! That’s when Jazz Cats for Kids will take place at Silvana in Harlem at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. A jazz quartet will be on hand to entertain kids of all ages. The event starts at noon and is hosted by Harlem4Kids and the Musician’s Aid Society.
Silvana will have their full menu available, as well as a few additional kid-friendly items for the crowd. Doors open at 11:30 am.
Purchase tickets here. All tickets ($5/person, children under 2 are free) must be purchased in advance.
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There’s a rally happening in Harlem soon! It’s called the Harlem Food Truck Rally where several food truck vendors will be parked in Harlem from 11 am to 5 pm between 117th and 118th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd. See list of participating vendors below or visit Facebook or Twitter to learn more.
According to The Real Deal, 220 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem “is halfway leased after three weeks, according to its developer Justin Gorjian.”
The 11-story residential building was converted to full-floor rental units and two retail spaces. “Each unit comes with a private outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows and private entry that is accessed by keyed elevators. Prices range from $3,000 to $8,000 per month for one, two, and three-bedroom apartments,” according to the article.
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Happy birthday to the Apollo Theater in Harlem! Today, the iconic American venue turned 80 years old.
The Apollo stage has been graced by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and even President Barack Obama.
“The Apollo opened on Jan. 26, 1934, a year after the original venue at 253 W. 125th St., Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater, shut down.”
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Lenox Coffee in Harlem announced this morning on Facebook that their “sister coffee-house” on Frederick Douglass Blvd is now open. It’s called Double Dutch. The previous name was Bearded Lady Espresso
Double Dutch Espresso is located on FDB between 118th and 119th Street. Go check it out and let us know what you think!
And congrats to the owners of Lenox
Coffee on their expansion in Harlem!
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There is another free screening happening in Harlem on February 6 at 7 pm at Magic Johnson Theater. The movie is POMPEII.
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Here is the link to get tickets: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/HarlemGal
Kit Harington (TV’s Game of Thrones), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Series), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Lemony Snicket’s Series Of Unfortunate Events), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead), with Jared Harris (TV’s Mad Men and Mortal Instruments) and Kiefer Sutherland (TV’s 24). It is directed by Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil series).
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Maria's Cafe is leaving the East Village for West Harlem.
We recently heard that Maria’s Cafe was leaving her sliver of a food stand on East Third Street and Avenue C… Our source said that she would be subleasing space from a restaurant on Broadway around East 10th Street… We had it wrong. Well, the Broadway part is correct … however, it’s Broadway and 131st Street in West Harlem.
As we understand it, there just wasn’t enough business anymore on this corner, where nearby storefronts have been boarded up … the building on the corner is in disrepair, and will eventually be demolished… Word is the buildings from 26 Avenue C to the corner will eventually be razed for housing of some sort…
Plans were filed with the city in July 2005 for a new 6-floor residential building here … The city disapproved the plans in May 2006, and nothing more happened with the project.
Harlem Business Alliance notified us this morning via Twitter that they are “helping people with their taxes for free.” The free services are available on three separate days starting February 2. An appointment is required! See additional details below!
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